Tuesday was the day I fenced in my event (women’s foil Category A) here in London at the Paralympics, and it was rough, to say the least. I went into the experience with the biggest butterflies in my stomach and a lack of confidence in my own skills.
FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. -- Karina LeBlanc has been living out of the same suitcase she took to the London Olympics. A member of the bronze-medal-winning Canadian soccer team, she has just been too busy traveling, taking her medal to the masses, to unpack.
The bike racks are full, the lines are long and the campus is crowded. Yes folks, it's that time of year again. School has started and the Pilots women's soccer team has successfully survived the first week.
A lot of stress comes along with the U.S. Nationals, but also a ton of excitement. We had a really crazy week leading up to the race, but I really enjoy promoting our sport, especially for this race.
With September here, I thought this would be a good opportunity to reflect a little bit on my favorite parts of fall. Not only are the WNBA playoffs coming up, but football season is just getting started.
While the U.S. Open is a pretty big event in Flushing Meadows, it doesn’t hold a candle to the history of events once held on these grounds. The 1,255-acre Flushing Meadows Corona Park, once a dumping ground for coal ash, played host to the 1939 and 1965 World’s Fair.
NEW YORK -- When it comes to Grand Slams, the U.S. Open is like Lollapalooza compared to the others. There is loud, popular music, fan cams and activities to keep even the tennis novice interested. It's like a rock star country club with a bit of tennis sprinkled in.
In the shadow of the Long Island Railroad tracks, a drop shot from the U.S. Open and steps away from the hustle and bustle of Queens Boulevard, lies an oasis in the heart of Queens.When you cross into the Forest Hills neighborhood on the other side of the boulevard, Tudor-style houses and well-manicured lawns make it feel as if you aren't in gritty Queens anymore.
Hey guys!I have had an amazing experience this year at the U.S. Open, and I want to thank all of you guys for all the support. The crowds at my matches gave me so much support. It was awesome! It was a great feeling to see the people on the site stopping me and asking for a picture or an autograph -- so cool.
Even for the most avid tennis fan, the U.S. Open can be a pretty intimidating place. With two weeks of tennis on 17 courts and access to more than 250 players, it can be hard to be in the right place at the right time.
The first Ole Miss game marked the beginning of one season and the end of another. Saturday's home opener provided one last chance to wear white before Labor Day. There were little white dresses for miles.
As of Saturday, I have been in London for a full week, yet it feels like I just got here yesterday.The whole experience has been jaw-dropping. The athlete village itself really is almost its own city -- it has rows of apartment buildings, a main dining hall off on one end and an activity-filled community center at the other side.
Access to the greatest players in tennis is one of the best qualities about the U.S. Open. By just being in the right place at the right time, you can score an autograph or photo with the biggest stars of the U.
Tickets to the U.S. Open can range from $995 to just $54. No matter how much cash you’re willing to drop, you’re guaranteed to have a unique experience.If you score just a $54 grounds pass for a day at the U.
NEW YORK -- Well, I slept in until 9:45 on Friday morning. I could have slept longer, but I could hear the cars on the street, so I figured it was time to get up. I headed right out to Starbucks to get coffee for my Grandparents (my Mom, brother, aunts and uncle).